El Tiempo Latino interviewed Briya staff and students to hear about all the opportunities our Child Development Associate Program provides. Staff discussed the benefits of being a charter school and how they believe education can change society, and students shared their experiences at Briya and their goals for the future. Read the full story here.… Continue Reading El Tiempo Latino features Briya’s Child Development Associate Program
Briya was recently awarded a second Immigrant Justice Legal Services Grant from Mayor Bowser for the coming year! This grant allows Briya, in partnership with Julia M. Toro Law Firm, to continue providing students with free legal information, consultations, and representation. Briya held a know your rights presentation this September and was featured on NBC… Continue Reading NBC features Briya’s legal assistance for immigrant students
Briya’s efforts to provide immigration legal services for students and their families, made possible through a grant awarded by DC mayor Muriel Bowser in March 2017, are highlighted in a story by NPR. Through the grant, Briya is able to offer students free individual legal consultations, on-site Know Your Rights fairs, and free legal representation.… Continue Reading NPR features Briya’s legal assistance for immigrant students
Briya’s Digital Literacy Program is featured in a Digital Promise case study as an example for others looking to incorporate technology into two-generation programs. “Briya has leveraged technology to help their immigrant learners overcome the digital gap they encounter moving to a highly digitally literate environment,” the study states. Read the full study here.
Briya is one of the eleven two-generation programs across the country that were analyzed by the Migration Policy Institute in a study titled “Serving Immigrant Families Through Two-Generation Programs: Identifying Family Needs and Responsive Program Approaches.” “By addressing the needs of poor or low-income parents and their children simultaneously, two-generation programs have great potential to uplift whole… Continue Reading Migration Policy Institute study on two-generation programs features Briya
The expansion to Fort Totten by Briya, Bridges PCS, and Mary’s Center is highlighted in a video created by the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) for their annual report. Fatoumata, a student in Briya’s Two-Generation Program, is featured in the video alongside her son, who attends Briya’s toddler class. “Briya is a very good opportunity… Continue Reading Briya’s Fort Totten expansion highlighted by Low Income Investment Fund
Briya is profiled by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on their Effective Literacy and Numeracy Practices Database. The database features adult education programs from around the globe with the goal of improving literacy policies and practices. “Briya is a unique example of how a public school, through strategic partnerships with other community organizations, can serve… Continue Reading Briya profiled on international UNESCO literacy database
Briya staff members from Bangladesh, Syria, and Cameroon were interviewed by NPR reporter Armando Trull for a story on the views of immigrant voters in advance of the presidential election. “‘When I watch the TV news, I am thinking who will be president, because we are Asian and I came from Bangladesh, so I am… Continue Reading Briya staff featured in NPR story on immigrant voters
Briya’s Two-Generation Program is showcased in a video created by Digital Promise in partnership with the Barbara Bush Foundation. The video highlights Briya’s unique model, which enables parents to gain knowledge and skills (from basic literacy to earning a high school diploma) at the same time that their young children prepare for future success through… Continue Reading Video from Digital Promise highlights Briya’s strengths
A recent report from the New America Foundation focuses on DC policies and programs, including Briya, that excel at supporting young dual language learners. The report, put out by New America’s Dual Language Learners National Work Group, points to a number of lessons policymakers in other areas of the country can learn from DC’s success.… Continue Reading Briya in New America (Again)!
Briya students and a staff member are featured in a local news piece that highlights Briya’s two-generation model. Watch the story here.
Briya’s holistic approach to education, including the unique two-generation model and partnership with Mary’s Center, is highlighted in a story by Armando Trull of WAMU 88.5, NPR’s DC affiliate, as a way to help immigrant families overcome poverty. “’One of the things that [Briya and Mary’s Center] do very well is bringing all these elements together… Continue Reading NPR highlights Briya’s comprehensive approach to helping immigrants
Briya’s strategies for engaging the parents of dual-language learners in their children’s education are featured as outstanding in an article by the New America Foundation. “To really prepare our young DLLs for future success, other early education centers should learn from places like Briya … that have intentionally prioritized family engagement and incorporated it as an… Continue Reading New America features Briya’s strategies for engaging parents of DLLs
Briya’s partnership with Mary’s Center is featured in a study by the Brookings Institution as an outstanding example of the way schools and clinics can collaborate to strengthen communities. “The combination of a school and clinic that function together as a ‘hub’ to provide health care, social services and education shows promise as a way… Continue Reading Brookings Institution study highlights success of Briya and Mary’s Center
Briya’s innovative Two-Generation Program, is featured in the Education section of the Washington Post. “The District’s Briya Public Charter School enrolls parents and young children together in the same school, a novel effort to improve children’s prospects by building the skills of those who are closest to them,” the article states. “The school has posted promising… Continue Reading Briya’s innovative Two-Generation Program featured in Washington Post
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